Bulova 1956 President

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.575713
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
11 AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
B724658
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 34mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Butler finish Dial shows applied Gilt Hour markers, Bulova signature is printed in Black

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Index style abd a Gilt Index style Seconds Hand appears on a Sub Dial at the 6 O'Clock position.

Crown is N.O.S. and correct.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

 

* vintage display ad is Dated 1956.

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DreamWeaver
Posted June 13, 2012 - 11:39am

Doesn't look like the same watch case. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 13, 2012 - 11:46am

Yes, the 1956 display ad announcing the new design shows the 'PRESIDENT' "A" variant.

...a 1958 database ad shows the subject watch as the 'PRESIDENT' "C" variant  http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1958-9...

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DarHin
Posted June 13, 2012 - 11:45am

Mark, did you grab the wrong ad?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 13, 2012 - 11:48am

Nope, 1956 is the inaugural Year for the newly designed 'PRESIDENT'.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 13, 2012 - 12:13pm

IMO, the correct ad is displayed, 1956 being the significance as the 'PRESIDENT' evolved to this new design.

Thanks for the interest.

DreamWeaver
Posted June 13, 2012 - 12:24pm

I agree with Nova...it made no sense to post an ad of the wrong watch variant. Its confusing enough for Members as it is...maybe you could consider that going forward?

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William Smith
Posted June 13, 2012 - 3:03pm

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Here's subject watch next to the 1958 watch ad example:

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William Smith
Posted June 13, 2012 - 4:08pm

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I do see the "lug hips" which appear to come up on the bezel in ad but not in subject watch.  Close

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 13, 2012 - 5:11pm

Guys,

To Date I haven't heard anything quite so rediculous as the 'suggestions' above and honestly It's an insult to My intelligence and to the MyBulova site.

If We can't correctly ID  a 1956 - 1960 'PRESIDENT', one of the most basic designs Bulova offered, then some of Us are in trouble.

 

The ad is an Artist rendition, of coarse it's not going to be an exact match, but IMO the drawing is a fairly good representation of the 'PRESIDENT'  - when compared side by side to the actual Watch.

2c

 

oh wait a second, it can't be the same Watch - one is showing almost Twenty past Eight and the other almost Twenty 'til Six.......

 

Jim Townsend
Posted June 14, 2012 - 1:03am

You have to be BLIND if you cant see that the watches are the same. Nice watch Mark  a real beauty